Is Office Property Dead?

June 18, 2020

Every person is unique. What drives our physical uniqueness was not fully understood until scientists proved DNA – the molecules that contain our unique genetic code. Since Watson and Crick proved DNA in the 1950s, we have gained more and more understanding of its incredible complexity. Bill Gates in the Road Ahead says  “DNA is…

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Directors Market Commentary: Churchill on Covid-19

April 16, 2020

Some have likened Covid-19 to this generation’s war. My Grandfather who died in the war, and my Grandmother who had to deal with his death would probably shake their heads and tell me I‘m as soft as an over ripe avocado. That said, it is probably the greatest challenge this generation has faced and that…

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There’s No Place Like Home – Expats Flock to Secure NZ Property Investments

March 6, 2020

New Zealand is once again proving to be a safe port in a storm – especially during this time of political and economic uncertainty.  Expats living in the Asia-Pacific region are at the forefront of those flocking to secure investments back home. The upsurge in interest began in June last year with the rise in…

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Broken Toes & Coronavirus

March 6, 2020

I am writing this as I sit in Auckland’s children’s hospital. My daughter broke her toe doing a backflip on the beam at gymnastics. There were tears when it happened and then a river of tears when she saw the x-ray and faced the harsh reality that she probably won’t be able to compete this…

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Director’s Commentary – No Change to the OCR

November 18, 2019

  A 25 basis point drop in the OCR from the Reserve Bank was largely expected and so we were surprised there was no change. Why did we expect one? Because the NZ economic growth rate is slowing, inflation is at the lower end of the target range and worldwide interest rates continue to recede…

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Relocation of Premises

November 11, 2019

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have relocated to new, smarter business premises. Our new office is located in Newmarket, one of Auckland’s most popular and bustling destinations, with the premises offering more comfortable meeting rooms and better parking facilities. Address: Level 1, 103 Carlton Gore Rd, Newmarket, 1023 Erskine + Owen…

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Wattie’s National Distribution Centre Syndication Fully Subscribed

November 11, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Wattie’s Distribution Centre is fully subscribed prior to closure date on the 8th November, 2019. This sold down quickly following launch on the 9th September, 2019. There has been a level of over subscription for the syndication, with investors interested in future Erskine + Owen projects. A summary…

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Wattie’s National Distribution Centre – 8% Yield

November 4, 2019

Hear Our Team Talk Through This Opportunity                   Investment Highlights + 8.0% P.A. projected cash return paid quarterly* + Tenanted by an iconic New Zealand brand + The site is Wattie’s National Distribution Centre in Hastings + It’s immediately adjacent to Heinz Wattie’s processing plant + It…

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Maclaggan Syndicate – 8% Yield, Government Tenant

August 22, 2019

    Erskine + Owen are proud to present this exciting opportunity in Dunedin. For NZ$100k (minimum) you will get exposure to a syndication offer that is a commercial building on a full site land parcel.   Investment Highlights   8.0% Cash Yield The Maclaggan Property Syndicate is offering a projected pre-tax cash return of…

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Buying Property As An Ex-pat

July 11, 2019

Having successfully worked in the Asian financial markets as a director of a UK listed securities company ICAP Plc and as the head of APAC Equities for 5 years in the Asia Pacific region, Toby relocated to Auckland with his NZ wife & three children. Toby is licensed as a Buyer’s Agent under the REAA…

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